Cyber Software Engineer

  • £ 38000.00 - £ 70000.00 per annum
Cyber Software Engineer, Romsey/Gloucester  
   
Client defence Strategic partner   
   
Role & Responsibilities
  • We are looking for inquisitive, dedicated and tenacious Cyber Software Engineers to work on full lifecycle development from analysis, through development and testing to delivery of specialised cyber capabilities. Your customer requirements will be highly dynamic, often requiring bespoke solutions to challenging problems over a wide range of projects, ensuring that your work is always diverse and interesting.
 
  • We deliver advanced research, development services and products and are a vendor neutral supplier picking the most appropriate technologies to achieve the required performance and capabilities. We are seeking highly motivated and knowledgeable staff, although when you are working across ground-breaking projects within the fields of autonomy and AI, communications and connectivity, data analytics and cyber it is rare that you will have nothing new to learn.
  • You'll relish being part of a stimulating, collaborative and driven team that offers you the autonomy, mastery and purpose that you need to succeed. Depending on the project, there will be the opportunity to demonstrate technology to customers and support customer test and acceptance.
  • We're looking for someone who takes real pride in developing high quality software, frequently developed in a multi-platform environment. The projects will often require you to draw on a broad base and knowledge of system level computer operations and architecture as well as application level programming to craft solutions that operate within limitations imposed by system characteristics.
What will your role look like?
  • You will be developing both embedded and application level software. With your level of experience you will provide technical leadership to other more junior members of the team. Consequently you will also be interacting with stakeholders during the development cycle.
Essential Skills
  • C, Python.
  • System level programming in Unix / Linux / Mac OS X.
  • Application level programming on Linux/Windows
  • Computer and Network security.
  • Good software engineering skills (development practice, use of standard tools and documented design).
  • Full development lifecycle
  • Team working, technical team leading and oral/written communication
  • Taking pride in developing high quality software to tackle hard problems.
What do we need from you?
  • Degree qualified in Computer Science, Information Security or similar.
  • C++ and other languages.
  • Device driver and kernel level programming in Unix like OS's.
  • Embedded and real time Linux (including Android) and Microsoft Windows.
  • System administration / Dev Ops.
  • Appreciation of IP networking and network applications (especially security)
  • What do we offer
  • This position offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including bonus scheme, private medical insurance employee assistance program and pension, along with a whole host of flexible benefits to include child care vouchers, travel insurance and dental care.
  • Our working environment is friendly, innovative and inclusive. We can accommodate flexible working arrangements, and support a diverse work-force and those with additional needs.
  • Due to the nature of this position, you will either hold current DV Clearance or be eligible to achieve DV clearance. As a result,you should be a British Citizen and have resided in the UK for the last 10 years.
How to Apply  
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Must have SC / DV Clearance

Technical Project Manager

  • £ 490.00 - £ 540.00 per day
29352 - Technical Project Manager, Outer London  
Client - Home Office  
     
Role & Responsibilities:  
 The successful individuals will be expected to work flexibly and be responsive to demands from our customers. Key responsibilities include:  
  • Manage projects and work streams from end-to-end, from requirements gathering / Discovery, through to implementation and early life support.  
  • Implement and manage effective and appropriate project governance.
  • Own the production of key project management products, ensuring they meet the required quality standards and are approved by the relevant stakeholders.  
  • Identify and manage dependencies and interdependencies.  
  • Define and manage project and work stream budgets and resourcing plans within project and programme levels and tolerances.  
  • Work closely with the business in producing high quality business requirements and translating requirements into deliverable plans.
  • Lead the development of the commercial approach and plan, and supplier engagement for the project or work stream in line with the overarching strategies, liaising with the programme commercial team and, if required, leading the procurement process.  
  • Ensuring that the project or work stream focuses on realization of business benefits by creating business readiness plans, taking into consideration technology deployment, data migration, capability deployment (training and engagement activities) and any business activities required to integrate new processes or jobs into the 'business as usual' environment.  
  • Leading stakeholder engagement with internal and external stakeholders.  
  • Leading the development of other team members, which may include direct line management.
 
Closing Date - 18th July 2018 at 10:50      
How to Apply    
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Must have SC / DV Clearance

Business Analyst

  • £ 30000.00 - £ 70000.00 per annum
Business Analyst, Romsey/Gloucester  
   
Client  MOD
   
Role & Responsibilities
  • The business analysis role is a key role in helping our clients understand the diverse partner community, elicit requirements and help craft the services they deliver to meet their needs.
 
  • This will require a significant amount of time being spent at client sites predominantly in London but may also include Cheltenham and Gloucester, although it is expected that you will spend some time initially at our Romsey site
Other tasks you will undertake include:
  • Requirements elicitation and structuring,
  • Engaging with technical and non-technical partners daily,
  • Business process modelling,
  • Generation of evidence to support business change including Business Cases, support to change implementation and continuous business improvement.
What do we expect from you?
  • Proven competence in most or all of the following:
  • Requirements elicitation & management
  • Partner management
  • Business Process Modelling, e.g. BPMN
  • Development of options and evidence for Business Cases
  • Facilitation of client workshops
  • Good interpersonal and client engagement skills
  • Influencing partners and generating agreement  
How to Apply  
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Must have SC / DV Clearance

Systems Architect - Military CIS

  • £ 45000.00 - £ 60000.00 per annum
Systems Architect - Military CIS, South West  
Client - MOD  
     
Role & Responsibilities  
The Systems Architect is a key participant in the design and delivery of a variety of strategic programmes and business-critical initiatives and part of large-scale engagements where change and evolution of services contribute to this fascinating, and demanding environment.
 
To qualify for the role you will need to have the following technical and general competencies:
  • Knowledge and understanding of Military Communications and Information Systems within the Military Deployed Tactical Environment
  • Knowledge of architecture methodologies, standards, frameworks and tools (preferably TOGAF, MODAF, NAF)
  • Understanding of Service-Orientated Design
  • Familiarity with a range of CASE tools implementing UML & SysML based modeling languages
  • Experience in interface-level architecture assessment methods
  • Familiarity with Open Standards relevant to Information Systems within the Defence Environment
 
What do we expect from you?
  • Minimum of 5 years' Enterprise Architecture experience working within a Defence Environment
  • Stakeholder management and strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to create influence
  • Ability to build constructive relationships with clients, including adapting to their culture and ways of working
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to summarize, write and deliver concise technical information
  • Working knowledge of doctrine and tactics for deployed tactical users (desirable)
 
How to Apply    
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Test Analyst - Application

  • £ 30000.00 - £ 50000.00 per annum
Test Analyst - Application, Gloucester
 
 
Client MOD
   
Role & Responsibilities
  •  You will be required to:
    • Estimate work effort and duration.
    • Produce test scripts and execute test phases.
    • Write test cases that are traceable back to requirements.
    • Expertly report defects - clearly documented, detailing links back to requirement and impact on solution.
    • Work cohesively with other suppliers and delivery team members to deliver to required time scales and to agreed quality.
    • Provide positive input into Test Plans and Reports.
    • Promote meaningful knowledge transfer within the team.
    • Contribute to lessons learned and process improvement.
    What do we expect from you?
    • Application Test Experience.
    • Atlassian Suite - Confluence, Jira.
    • A mature knowledge of waterfall and agile deliveries.
    • Proven testing experience across the whole delivery lifecycle.
    • You are happy to work on customer sites at least 4 days per week.
    • A deep understanding of command line knowledge in Windows and Linux environment.
    How to Apply  
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    Must have SC / DV Clearance

    Cost Modeller 29302

    • £ 298.18 - £ 298.18 per day
    29302 - Cost Modeller, south west   
       
    Client  MOD
       
    Role & Responsibilities
    • support Project Team in collation of In year (IYM) and 10 year financial forecasts (QRPC)
    • Identify, clearly explain and substantiate movement in forecasts and highlight variances to budgets and previous forecasts 
    • Ensure forecasts are in line with customer’s (Army) documented assumptions (3OAs) and CASP milestones
    • Check and challenge (where appropriate) Project managers assumptions to ensure delivery of taut and realistic forecast.
    • Work with Project team to ensure timely, accurate & auditable monthly accruals are posted in GL to represent true value of work completed on various tasks
    • Managing conflicting number of tasks whilst delivering to tight deadlines.
    • Review of Business Cases to commit funds.
    Responsibilities:

    • Manage forecasts through Cost Coherence Tool
    • Report to Level 3 PMVP Cost Controller, providing updates on IYM and QRPC position.
    • Ensure financial concurrence with latest IFRS and DE&S Finance instructions
    • Provide finance support to Service Delivery Managers and Project Managers, translating financial requirements and support into easily understandable language.
    • Oversee and provide direction for Level 1 Cost Control resource.
     
    Closing Date  18th July 2018 at 09:05
       
    How to Apply  
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    If you would like more information please call me on 01489 232 080  
       
    Must have SC / DV Clearance

    Data Science Software Engineer

    • £ 38000.00 - £ 70000.00 per annum
    Data Science Software Engineer, Gloucester    
         
    Client  Defence strategic partner    
         
    Role & Responsibilities
    • We are looking for experienced software engineers with proven track record in data science to work on client sites in the Gloucester area. We have a wide range of opportunities in this area so your role will vary depending on your existing experience, our customer needs and your aspirations. This role will expand your abilities through working alongside our wealth of specialist data scientists and software engineers on various projects, from rapidly prototyped research right through to high grade enterprise systems.
     
    • XX delivers advanced research, development services and products and is a vendor neutral supplier picking the most appropriate technologies to achieve the required performance and capabilities. XX staffs its teams with the most appropriate individuals, although it's rare to have nothing new to learn on a project so an enthusiasm to learn and adapt to new technical challenges is vital for this role.
    • Many of our projects are highly creative, so we are looking for individuals who have the ability to think around and propose solutions to problems. All our data scientists need to communicate to a high standard and work effectively in multi-skilled teams, so good written and verbal communication skills are fundamental.
    • Applicants who would prefer more flexible working arrangements, such as reduced hours, would be welcome to apply for this role.
    What will your role look like?
    • You will be developing data science solutions within one or more of our client side teams in the Gloucester area. With your level of experience you will also be providing technical leadership to other more junior members of the team and interacting with stakeholders during the development cycle.
    • Our data analytics work encompasses all types of data, including structured and unstructured data (such as text and image). Projects vary greatly depending on the customer and their requirements. We use a variety of software, picking the best approach to suit the customers' needs. For example, you might exploit your software expertise to solve big data or data streaming challenges using open source technologies. Alternatively, you might use your statistical background to develop machine learned models to classify data. Or, perhaps you will specialise in data visualisation techniques in order to enable our customers to easily access the required information from their data.
    • Whilst most of this role will be at client sites, you will be encouraged to spend a proportion of your time at our XX site in Gloucester contributing to the XX technical innovation and data science community.
    What do we need from you?
    • You will ideally hold a degree qualification in computer science, software engineering, data science, mathematics, physics or similar. Alternatively you will have similar experience/education to an equivalent level.
    • You will be an enthusiastic software engineer with 4+ years proven software delivery. You will also have experience of multiple programming languages with a passion for high-quality, eligible and maintainable code.
    • You will have data science expertise; however, as this is such a broad area we would consider experience in a subset of any of the following:
    • Large scale ('big data') data ecosystems, cloud infrastructure and analytic frameworks.
    • Machine learning and Deep Neural Net technologies
    • Techniques and toolkits for data cleansing, data preparation, data processing, fusion and analysis
    • Techniques and toolkits for combining data or analysing data streams in real time
    • Programming languages and techniques for visualising data
    • You will be comfortable working side by side with product managers, designers, and clients, making decisions together in order to quickly deliver valuable working software to clients and their users.
    • You enjoy growing your skills and those of your team and you regularly learn about new technologies. Most importantly, you judge your achievements by the success and happiness of your team and its customers.
    • As an effective communicator you will have experience consulting or teaching and enjoy mentoring junior developers, helping them push their boundaries and abilities. You value transparency and continuous improvement in your development team.
    • XX also operates in the fields of network communications, network connectivity, autonomy and cyber and your familiarity with underpinning concepts in one or more of these areas would be beneficial.
    • What we can offer you?
    • This position offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including bonus scheme, private medical insurance employee assistance program and pension, along with a whole host of flexible benefits to include childcare vouchers, travel insurance and dental care.
    • Our working environment is friendly, innovative and inclusive. We can accommodate flexible working arrangements, and support a diverse work-force and those with additional needs.
    • What else would we like?
    • A current DV clearance is highly preferable, however, due to the nature of this position, candidates will ideally already hold or be eligible to achieve SC clearance. 
     
    Closing Date  Friday 22nd of June  
         
    How to Apply    
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    Must have SC / DV Clearance

    Vetting Manager

    • £ 35000.00 - £ 50000.00 per annum
    Vetting Manager, Romsey     
    Client  - Defence Strategic partner    
    Role & Responsibilities    
    What will your role look like?
    • Providing leadership and direction to the Vetting Officer and oversee the skills development as required.  
    • Ensure individual has sufficient training and experience to be able to deliver the highest standards of service delivery.
    • Responsible for the allocation of work, managing work-streams and ensuring that targets and objectives are met for relevant areas of responsibility.
    • To provide the strategic and tactical direction for vetting activity within the organisation, to ensure that current and future needs of the company are met.
    • Plan and manage the day-to-day requirements for the maintenance of personal security, to include conducting spot-checks on individuals to monitor compliance with vetting policies within the company.
    • To devise, develop, administrate and maintain a rolling programme of vetting for all staff including contractors, and visitors.
    • Acting as the single point of contact (SPOC) for the company and advice and update on changes in legislation, National Policy and procedure and company compliance related issues in respect of Vetting.
    What do we expect from you?
    • Previous expertise as a Vetting Manager or Vetting Officer is critical for this role.  
    • Experience in a public sector security role would also be an advantage, as would current DV Clearance.  
    • Knowledge of the wider government structure and procedures of the personnel security/vetting process.
    • To proactively contribute to the development of future requirements, policies, working practices and procedures and to maintain a thorough knowledge of current legislation and policy at national and local levels in relation to security issues.  
    • Ensure regular monitoring and evaluation of service delivery. Take responsibility for the formulations of solutions to problems.
    • To review company Policy in accordance with National Vetting Policy Guidelines as required.
    • To represent the company in respect of vetting issues at internal and external meetings as required.
    • To maintain a recording system to help monitor the consistency of vetting decisions and to track progress of vetting applications against Service level agreements.  
    • Make recommendations for improvements.
    Key outputs:
    • Management and mentoring of Vetting Officer
    • Maintenance of accurate vetting records
    • Develop a strategic vetting growth plan
    Essential skills:
    • Effective interpersonal skills capable of building strong relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.
    • A team player with the ability to work autonomously and display initiative when required.  
    • Strong planning, prioritization and organizational skills.
    • Good attention to detail.  
    • Ability to analyze data and create reports for management.
    How to Apply      
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    Must have SC / DV Clearance

    Project Manager - National Security

    • £ 30000.00 - £ 70000.00 per annum
    Project Manager - National Security, Romsey     
    Client - defence strategic partner    
    Role & Responsibilities    
    What will your role look like?
    • Working as part of a wider delivery management community to deliver your projects to time, cost and quality.
    • You will be responsible for generating project level forecasts that allow the business to communicate potential future performance.
    • Supporting the National Security Account Teams with business development by providing bid management activity.
    • Building and maintaining good customer relationships to enable long-term business growth.
    • Enabling your project teams by working closely with business enabling services for resourcing, IT & facilities.
    • Enhancing the National Security delivery business by actively supporting it's delivery portfolios and continuous improvement initiatives.
    • Allow the business to track progress and provide guidance by engaging business assurance stakeholders.
    What do we expect from you?
    • Extensive project management experience demonstrating the above responsibilities and tasks in a comparable business is essential.
    • Extensive development experience in cyber security including the delivery of software related projects/programmes. This should include managing of engineering teams developing software and hardware solutions that go beyond supply and fit.
    • Proven substantial experience in the National Security domain and working with government departments.
    • Experience of working in the development of solutions for cybersecurity, business intelligence, communications or information security.  
    • Degree level education in a related subject area and ideally practical engineering experience.
    • APMP and/or PRINCE2 qualifications are desirable
    • Knowledge and use of Agile methodologies preferred.
    • SC clearance
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills to board level.
    • The ability to travel nationally (and internationally).  
    How to Apply      
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    Must have SC / DV Clearance

    Senior Test Analyst / Test Lead

    • £ 50000.00 - £ 70000.00 per annum
    Senior Test Analyst / Test Lead, Gloucester  
    Client - Defence Strategic Partner     
         
    Role & Responsibilities  
    As the Senior Test Analyst you will be required to produce and deliver the following:
    • Working with the Test Manager & Project Managers (PM's) as required; providing updates on work progress issues and dependencies.
    • Aid project planning, outlining test phases, dependencies, estimating and risks.
    • Lead and manage the day to day project test activities reporting progress to the PM's and Test Manager, tracking requirements, traceability, tracking test progress and leading defect triage, resolution and re-test.
    • Produce test strategies, test plans, and reports.
    • Write test cases, scripts and execute test phases, ensuring requirements traceability.
    • Work alongside other suppliers and delivery team members to deliver against required timescales to the agreed quality.
    • Provide knowledge sharing/transfer to other team members.
    • Contribute to lessons learned and process improvement.
     
    What do we expect from you?  
    • Leadership & Reporting
    • Test Strategy & Planning
    • Defect management
    • Application & Infrastructure Test Experience
    • Atlassian Suite
    • Confluence, Jira  
    • Experience of waterfall and agile deliveries  
    • Testing across the whole delivery lifecycle
    • Ability to work on customer sites at least 4 days per week
    • Strong understanding of both Windows and Linux environments  
    • A good understanding of continuous integration
     
    What else would we like?
    • Key production domain knowledge
    • Test automation experience  
    • Information Assurance (IA) knowledge  
    • Docker  
    • Unix  
    • Jenkins  
    • BitBucket  
    • Bash scripting
    • SQL  
    • Satellite / Puppet experience
       
    How to Apply    
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    If you would like more information please call me on 01489 232 080    
         
    Must have SC / DV Clearance

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